How often do I resist events, the situations, and the many people who come into my life each day that block my opportunity for growth? As I realize that every moment of every day is offered to me as a gift, I see my life through a different lens. I stop resisting my reality —the gift of awareness of other people, awareness of our natural surroundings, awareness of our own personal impact on creation. And in awareness comes our growth as women.
Living in the now, being present in the moment, guarantees me the protection of God. And in the stretches of time when I anxiously anticipate the events of the future, I cheat myself of the security God offers me right now.
I am always being taken care of, right here, right now. Being mindful this minute of what’s happening, only this minute, eases my anxieties and erases all my fears. I only struggle when I have moved my sight from the present moment. Within the now lies all my peace.
The most important lesson I must learn, the lesson that will eliminate all of my pain and struggle, is to receive fully that which is offered in each moment of my life.
For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.Romans 8:7-8
Thank you, Lord, for breaking down my resistance and thinking that keeps me from living in the present, turning hopelessness into hope.